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Registered: February 2009
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Spoonbills massing for an evening bath at Ding Darling NWR,Sanibel, FL
· Date: Sat May 14, 2011 · Views: 538 ·
Keywords: Roseate Spoonbills, florida
State / County / Area Image Taken: Sanibel Island, FL
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Registered: February 2009
Posts: 1,660
Sat May 14, 2011 7:01am

Actually I think these are Roseate Spoonbills. Whatever they are, this pink flock make a grand sight.

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 62
Sat May 14, 2011 12:20pm

You're right VJC. I just spent a week with them and I forgot their name. DUH!

Registered: August 2010
Posts: 59
Sat May 14, 2011 1:10pm

Great capture from the beautiful Sanibel Island. When ever your in Florida your always welcomed to give me a shout, I'd like to meet up and take you out on the Haines Creek River and show you around.

Registered: December 2009
Posts: 3,729
Sat May 14, 2011 1:29pm

What a collection of spoonbills... we have two at our tropical house display and here it is like looking at Canadian geese in a pink plumage. Their varying poses and the contrast between their pink plumage and that of the water adds to the visual impact of the picture for me.

Tony Mil

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 138
Sat May 14, 2011 5:00pm

Hi Lee

Ding Darling is one of my favorite placesto go to, nice capture of the Roseate's.

Registered: January 2010
Posts: 445
Sat May 14, 2011 8:11pm

The color is extraordinary but I really like the various poses and wing arrangements....could almost be a B&W abstract in there.

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 62
Sun May 15, 2011 12:33am

EZ; If I had been further North, I would have contacted you in a minute.
Thanks for the invite and if you ever visit New England. . . .

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